Police registers FIR against blog for ‘propaganda’

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SRINAGAR — Police on Saturday lodged an FIR against a blog, which as per police is spreading propaganda material.

In a statement to media, the Police said that it has come to know that some propagandist material is being uploaded and circulated through a website URL (kashmirfight.wordpress.com).

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“These posts uploaded on the said URL are prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty of the country and maintenance of peace and tranquility as the handler of the said URL is propagating secessionist and militant related ideology with the intention to achieve goal of separating UT of J&K from Union of India.”

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“Not only this, list of political/media persons and public figures and also posts of Lashkar-i-Islam are uploaded with the intention to create fear psychosis among individuals.”

The police statement further stated that the website/URL is run as a propaganda tool against lawful actions and policies of Government with the aim to disrupt peace and thus provoking common people for illegal activities.

Police Station Kothibagh has taken cognizance into the matter and case FIR No. 82/2020 U/S 13 of UA(P) Act r/w 506 IPC has been registered and investigation has been set into motion.

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The instant case calls for caution among general public and not to pay any heed to such derogative posts/URLs and importantly not to share further such posts and become a mode of transmission of such unlawful posts which may earn legal consequences.

“The instant case has also sent a resounding message across the circles of such elements, propagandists and criminals that whatsoever may be level and degree of their evil plannings, they cannot escape from the clutches of law enforcing agencies,” the statement reads.

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